2020 MayDay Brigade Program



Program of the 15th May Day International Brigade

of Voluntary Work and Solidarity with Cuba

Dedicated to the 61st Anniversary

of the Triumph of the Revolution and 60th Anniversary of ICAP.

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Updated Program of the 15th May Day International International Brigade

Sunday, April 26
Arrival of delegations at Jose Marti airport
17:00 hrs. Departure of the transport from the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP) to the International Camp “Julio Antonio Mella” (CIJAM), in Caimito.

Monday, April 27
06:45 hrs. Wake-up
07:00 hrs. Breakfast
10:00 hrs. Wreath laying at Julio Antonio Mella Monument.
10:30 hrs. Official welcome activity. Audiovisual projection on the work of ICAP, in the year of its 60th anniversary.
11:30 hrs. Information meeting
12:00 hrs. Lunch.
15:00 hrs. Conference: Update on the Cuban economic model. Advances and perspectives.
17:30 hrs. Meeting with heads of delegations.
19:00 hrs. Cuban night

Tuesday, April 28
05:45 hrs. Wake-up
06:15 hrs. Breakfast.
07:00 hrs. Departure to productive work.
12:00 hrs. Lunch.
14:30 hrs. Conference: Background and current affairs of relations
U.S. and Cuba. Impact of the economic, commercial and financial blockade on the Cuban society, the implementation of the Helms – Burton Law and the activation of its Title III.
18:30 hrs. Dinner.
20:30 hrs. Dance classes.
Screening of a Cuban film.

Wednesday, April 29.
05:45 hrs. Wake-up
06:15 hrs. Breakfast.
07:00 hrs. Departure to productive work.
12:00 hrs Lunch.
14:30 hrs. Conference: Citizen Participation and Human Rights in Cuba.
16:30 hrs. Meeting by Regions.
18:00 hrs. Dinner.
20:00 hrs. Cultural activity with local talent.

Thursday, April 30
06:00 hrs. Wake-up
06:30 hrs. Breakfast
08:00 hrs. Departure to Guanajay
09:00 hrs. Arrival and visit to the “Evelio Prieto Guillama (Caisa)” Bus Production Company, in Guanajay.
9:30 hrs Inauguration of the International Conference of Solidarity with Cuba (they will be taking place in several centers simultaneously)
10:10 hrs. Workers´ Tribune of denunciation
12:00 hrs. Lunch at the site
14:30 hrs. Visit to the Mausoleum of the Martyrs of Artemisa.
Free time in Artemisa.
17:30hrs. Return to CIJAM
18:00hrs. Dinner
20:00hrs Coordination meeting of May Day parade
Free time

Friday, May 1st.
03:00hrs. Breakfast
04:00hrs. Departure to the Revolution Square
07:00hrs. May Day Parade
10:00 hrs. International Party of Trade Unions’ solidarity
12:00hrs. Lunch
Free time in Havana
17:00hrs Return to CIJAM.
18:00hrs. Dinner
Free night at CIJAM

Saturday, May 2nd.
06:00hrs. Breakfast
07:00hrs. Departure to Convention Center
Participation in the International Conference of Solidarity with Cuba
Lunch at Convention Center
Work in commissions
14:30hrs. Closing event
Return to CIJAM
18:00hrs. Dinner at CIJAM

Sunday, May 3rd – Pinar del Rio Province
05:45 hrs. Wake-up
06:00 hrs. Breakfast
07:00 hrs Departure to Pinar del Río province.
10:30 hrs Official reception at the Monument to the fallen in the fight against bandits, Los Malagones. Community The Moncada in Viñales.
12:30 hrs. Lunch in the Mural of Prehistory.
14:00 hrs. Tour in 2 subgroups by places of tourist interest:
• Palenque de los Cimarrones (runaway slaves)
• Indian Cave
• At the end all together visit Los Jazmines Mirador.
18:00 hrs. Accommodation at Pinar del Río Hotel.
Dinner at the hotel.
Free time at the Hotel

Monday, May 4th – Pinar del Rio Province
07:00 hrs. Breakfast
08:00 hrs. Voluntary work in 3 subgroups aimed at food production:
• Pinar del Rio Biofactory.
• Productive pole “Hermanos Barcón”
• Canning Factory “La Conchita”
12:00 hrs. Return to the hotel
12.30 hrs. Lunch
15:00 hrs. Visits in 4 subgroups to health centers in the territory:
• “Abel Santamaría Cuadrado” Hospital
• Pepe Portilla Pediatric Hospital.
• University of Medical Sciences “Dr. Ernesto Che Guevara ”
• “Cruz Brothers” Grandparents House.
18.30 hrs. Dinner at the hotel.
20:30 hrs. Cederista Night dedicated to the 60th anniversary of ICAP. Exchange with the population in the neighborhood and representatives of their organizations (neighbourhoods “Raúl Sánchez” or “Cruz Brothers”)
23:00 hrs. Back to the hotel

Tuesday, May 5th. Pinar del Rio Province
07:00 hrs Breakfast
08:00 hrs Visit to cultural centers in 4 subgroups:
• Model of the city of Pinar del Río
• Provincial History Museum
• Project “Love and Hope”
• Museum of Natural Sciences.
12:00 hrs Return to the Hotel
12.30 hrs Lunch
14:30 hrs Tour of educational centers in 5 subgroups:
• IPVCE “Federico Engels”
• Special School “José Martí”
• “Saiz Montes de Oca Brothers” University
• Seminar “José Antonio Echevarría”
• “11th Festival” Children´s Day-care center.
16: 30 hrs. Return to the Hotel. Free time.
19:00 hrs. Dinner at hotel
Free night

Wednesday, May 6th. Return to CIJAM
07:00 hrs Delivery of the rooms.
07:30 hrs Breakfast.
09:00 hrs Tribute to the Heroic Guerrilla Fighter Ernesto Che Guevara in the Electronic Components Company.
Tour in 3 subgroups by:
• Electronic Components Company.
• Tobacco Factory “Francisco Donatien”
• Guayabita del Pinar Factory
12:00 hrs Lunch. Rumayor restaurant.
14:00 hrs Departure for CIJAM.
Free time in CIJAM.
18:30 hrs. Dinner.
20:00 hrs.Free time.

Thursday, May 7th
05:45 hrs. Wake-up
06:15 hrs. Breakfast
08:30 hrs. Exchange with colleagues from the Che Guevara Study Center. Presentation of the Red Zone book: Cuba and the battle against Ebola in West Africa by Enrique Ubieta Gómez (Presentation of books, magazines)
11:30 hrs. Lunch.
14:00 hrs. Departure to Havana.
15:00 hrs. Visit in 3 subgroups to:
• Museum of the Revolution
• José Martí Memorial
• National Museum of Fine Arts (Cuban art)
Free time
19:00 hrs. Dinner and cultural activity at the Friendship House
23:00 hrs. Return to CIJAM

Friday, May 8.
07:00 hrs. Breakfast
10:00 hrs.Solidarity meeting. (Participation of founders and a representation of workers who´ve worked for several years at ICAP)
12:30 hrs. Lunch
Free Afternoon to organize the International Night
18:00 hrs. Dinner.
20:00 hrs. International Night

Saturday, May 9.
07:00 hrs. Breakfast
08:30 hrs. Departure for Old Havana. Free time.
Lunch on your own.
17:00 hrs. Return to CIJAM.
18:00 hrs. Dinner.

Sunday, May 10.
Return of delegations to their countries.